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Published on December 06, 2021

Tidelands Health launches support group for stroke survivors, caregivers

Stroke survivors, their relatives and caregivers can find comfort and resources through a new, free support group offered at Tidelands Health.

logo - Tidelands Health with MUSC HealthThe support group will provide a comfortable environment for stroke survivors and their caregivers to share experiences and find support through open discussions. Patients further along in their recovery may share their success stories for others early in recovery.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of Tidelands Health experts, get help finding community support services and learn ways to help prevent another stroke and practice healthy habits.

“Having a stroke creates many challenges and is often a life-changing experience,” said Erin Brown, assistant director of orthopedics and neurosciences and stroke program coordinator at Tidelands Health. “We encourage all stroke survivors, their relatives, caregivers – anyone who is affected by stroke – to attend these sessions to find valuable support and resources. It’s always comforting to be around and share stories with those going through the same experience so you know you’re not alone.”

The support group’s first meeting will be Dec. 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Tidelands Health Neurological Rehabilitation Center at Waccamaw Medical Park East, 4033 U.S. 17 Bypass, Suite 102 in Murrells Inlet.

The stroke support group will meet the third Wednesday every month at the same time and place. The group is open to anyone in the community and is free to attend. No advance registration is required.

“Whether you are just starting your recovery or are years into your recovery journey, this group can provide valuable support and resources,” said Sandra Fox, senior physical therapist with Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Services.

The new support group is part of a growing number of services and new level of care being offered using the latest technology through the health system’s expanding neurosciences program.

For more information, call 843-652-1048.

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